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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/07/29/cal-fire-gains-ground-on-mother-lode-blaze-2nd-fire-burns-near-yosemite/ target=_self>Fire Near Yosemite Still Growing; Crews Near Containment on Amador Co. Blaze</a>

News Fix | July 29, 2014

Fire Near Yosemite Still Growing; Crews Near Containment on Amador Co. Blaze

The Sand Fire burns over the weekend near the Mother Lode town of Plymouth. (Photo courtesy of Matthew Henderson) Update, 12:30 p.m. Tuesday: Yosemite National Park officials say crews have made progress containing a fire just west of one of the park's main entrances. The El Portal fire is now reported read more...

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/07/29/140713/poet_nikki_giovanni_on_change_approach_it_with_a_smile?source=npr&category=u.s. target=_self>Poet Nikki Giovanni On Change: 'Approach It With A Smile'</a>

KQED News | July 29, 2014

Poet Nikki Giovanni On Change: 'Approach It With A Smile'

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<a href=http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/kqed/nHAK/~3/hsljzbPJ35g/ target=_self>What Happens When School Design Looks Like Game Design</a>

KQED | July 29, 2014

What Happens When School Design Looks Like Game Design

At the Quest To Learn School, curriculum experts and game designers work together to reimagine what school might look like if it drew its inspiration from video games. [[ This is a content summary... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] read more...

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<a href=http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/kqed/nHAK/~3/-aI_B_STcAI/ target=_self>Why Is It So Hard to Change How We Teach Math?</a>

KQED | July 29, 2014

Why Is It So Hard to Change How We Teach Math?

American students continue to fall behind international peers in math, but it's not for lack of trying different teaching methods. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] read more...

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<a href=http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/kqed/nHAK/~3/x5PAqLcTWco/ target=_self>Could the Same Genes Shape Math Skills As Reading Ability?</a>

KQED | July 29, 2014

Could the Same Genes Shape Math Skills As Reading Ability?

About half the genetic contribution to a child's reading ability also shapes how math-savvy she is, a big study of twins finds. But there's still no telling exactly which genes are involved. [[... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] read more...

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<a href=http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/kqed/nHAK/~3/KtdSSzr5_g0/ target=_self>Hands-On and Student-Centered: Subverting the Typical College Experience</a>

KQED | July 29, 2014

Hands-On and Student-Centered: Subverting the Typical College Experience

A Canadian college is following the K-12 education trend towards more student-centered, hands-on, and interdisciplinary teaching. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] read more...

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/bayareabites/2014/07/29/could-specialty-cocoa-be-haitis-golden-ticket-to-prosperity/ target=_self>Could Specialty Cocoa Be Haiti’s Golden Ticket To Prosperity?</a>

Bay Area Bites | July 29, 2014

Could Specialty Cocoa Be Haiti’s Golden Ticket To Prosperity?

Maman Pye cacao, a Haitian supertree, can produce 20 times as many cacao pods as ordinary trees, and the pods themselves are denser with cacao seeds than ordinary pods. Photo: Shutterstock by Rashmee Roshan Lall, OZY, The Salt at NPR Food (7/29/14) In Robillard, a tiny hamlet deep read more...

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/cpuc-pge-san-bruno-emails target=_self>Outrage Over ‘Cozy’ Ties Between CPUC, PG&E</a>

News Fix | July 29, 2014

Outrage Over ‘Cozy’ Ties Between CPUC, PG&E

By Garance Burke Associated PressThe explosion of a gas pipeline in San Bruno on Sept. 9, 2010, sparked a fire that destroyed 38 homes. (Justin Sullivan / Getty Images) California's top utility regulators communicated often and enthusiastically with executives at PG&E, even offering unsolicited advice on handling the media while read more...

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/bayareabites/2014/07/29/sometimes-you-feel-like-a-nut-sometimes-you-just-drive-one/ target=_self>Sometimes You Feel Like A Nut, Sometimes You Just Drive One</a>

Bay Area Bites | July 29, 2014

Sometimes You Feel Like A Nut, Sometimes You Just Drive One

The Planters Nutmobile, seen here taking a starring turn at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, is hitting the road for a yearlong trip across the U.S. Photo: Peter Roan/Flickr Listen to the Story on All Things Considered by Alex Schmidt, The Salt at NPR Food (7/29/13) Three recent college read more...

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/07/help-homeless-san-francisco/ target=_self>When Do You Call for Help for the Homeless?</a>

News Fix | July 29, 2014

When Do You Call for Help for the Homeless?

On Valencia Street. (Mission Local) More than 7,300 people were homeless in San Francisco at last count. It's all too easy to simply walk by and ignore people in the city. And it's also sometimes hard to tell when to call for help. Last Friday, Mission Local's Jennifer Quinn <a target=_self read more...

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